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 something's coming... 

 as a session musician / producer,
Jess has played on
these records

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Jess Kallen (they/them) is a musical artist, instrumentalist, and educator living in Los Angeles. An in-demand sideperson, they have played with Rosie Tucker, Alex LaheyBella Porter, PearlaJulian JulianMackin Carroll, Lily MeolaTemme ScottHolly BlairVignes Rooftop Revival, and many more. They are a producer with WIP, a community and monthly song contest for women and non-binary folks in the music industry.

Jess began playing classical guitar at age five, and later gravitated towards electric guitar and other contemporary styles. They moved to LA in 2014 to study Studio/Jazz Guitar and Songwriting at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

Jess is a passionate music educator of over a decade. They are currently a Teaching Artist with Young Musicians Foundation and a private instructor out of their home studio.

In April 2021, Jess recorded their debut LP as a solo artist. Released on June 21st, 2023 on New Professor Music, Exotherm is available now on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms.

SELECTED PRESS:
Under the RadarPremiere: Jess Kallen Shares New Video for “Oolong” / Debut Album Exotherm
The Alternative - The Alt Weekly Roundup, "Ink"
Buzzbands.la - Stream: Jess Kallen, "Ink"
Buzzbands.la - Ears Wide Open: Jess Kallen
Fifteen Questions - Interview
Full Time Aesthetic - Single Serve, "Exotherm"
Various Small Flames - Weekly Listening: May 2023 #3, "Ink"
For the Rabbits - Five Things We Liked This Week, "Oolong"
Glame Glare - Song Pick of the Day, "A Garden Bed of Thistle Weeds"

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Photos by Adrian Vega Albela Osorio.

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